EDISON MAKING IT EASIER TO SAVE THE FAMILY CAT

Now you don’t have to risk your life and the neighborhoods power when your cat gets on the power pole. Assignment Reporter Cara Conway says, just call Edison…….. Saving your family cat just got easier! When you find them stuck on an electric pole, calling Southern California Edison, 800- 655-

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RONALD MCDONALD AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Kids are gonna be lovin’ it at the next Joshua Tree Library summer reading program. Dan Stork tells why…

The Joshua Tree Library will host a free family summer reading program performance starring Ronald McDonald Tuesday July 22 at 1:00 p.m. This special performance of the Ronald McDonald library show

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SERVICES SET FOR BOBBY KIRCHNER

Bobby Lee Kirchner, a 49-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died unexpectedly while working on the Marine Base Golf Course Tuesday July 15. He was 54 years old at the time of death. He had been employed at the Desert Winds Golf Course on board the Marine Base for 35 years.

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR BOBBY LEE KIRCHNER

Bobby Lee Kirchner, a 49-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died unexpectedly on Tuesday July 15. He was 54 years old at the time of death. He had been employed at the Desert Winds Golf Course on board the Marine Base for 35 years. He also played bass for the local

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DOGGY DAY CARE

You’ve got errands to run, you decide to take your dog with you, and you know better than to leave your pet in a hot car for any length of time. You can leave your friend at Doggy Day Care, a service run by the Canine Relief Foundation. The Canine

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VETERANS’ COUNSELING SERVICES

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, in the Office of

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS MONDAY

The third Monday of July is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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BLOOD DRIVE WEDNESDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive Wednesday July 23 in the Yucca Valley Vons parking lot, from 2:30 to 6:30 pm.

Donors receive free cholesterol screening and donor reward points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.desertbloodservices.org.

Healthy individuals at least 15 years

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WILDLAND FIRE BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL PARK

Some people think that because we’re in the desert, that there’s nothing to burn. We know better, and Ranger Pam Tripp tells about the work of the Wildland Firefighters…

For almost 100 years the National Park has been a steward of public land and the Wildland Fire Branch has been

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ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR TREVOR GORWIN

On July 15, 2014 Yucca Valley High School graduate Trevor Gorwin accepted a full scholarship at Cal State Fullerton, where he will compete in Track & Field. He’ll be throwing the shot put, discus, hammer & javelin for the Titans over the next 4 years. He culminated his high

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MBTA TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority has leveraged fee income it gets from other agencies to fund a program of Transportation Assistance Grants — the TAG program.

Local government agencies or nonprofit 501(c)3′s who can define an unmet transportation need that accesses, promotes, or augments MBTA transit services can apply

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CHILD CRUELTY ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man has been arrested for beating up on a child. At 11:49 am on Thursday, Sheriff’s deputies received a report from a woman in a residence on Bermuda Avenue that, according to her 11-year old son, her husband had choked the child and had hit the boy’s

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FINAL PERFORMANCE OF “A DOLL’S HOUSE”(

This is the final weekend for the riveting drama, “A Doll’s House” at Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker says tickets are still available…

Regular tickets are now available for the fourth production of the Theatre 29 season, the classic “A Doll’s House”, a gripping drama from a true master, Henrik

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ADRIANNA MARIE IN CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert for tonight, July 19 features Adrianna Marie and the Groovecutters. Adrianna Marie vocalizes R&B, jazz, folk, and blues with a voice and style that is at the same time sultry and upbeat. The gates open for the free concert at 6:30. The music starts at

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NEW JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT NAMED

David Smith has been selected as the new superintendent for Joshua Tree National Park in California. Smith is currently the superintendent of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. He will begin his new position in mid-September, replacing former superintendent Mark Butler, who retired earlier this

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COMMUNITY DISASTER RELIEF ORGANIZATION MEETING

A group of local emergency agencies and providers are working to make sure we all have some help if a local disaster happens. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Morongo Basin Emergency Management Council will meet Thursday the 24th……. When a disaster strikes, a coalition of community organizations works together

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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN DESERT AT LEAST A YEAR OLD

Human skeletal remains were found Wednesday near the desert community of Newberry Springs. The Sheriff’s Department says an off-roader in the open desert near Silver Valley Road and Bon View Avenue found the remains. The remains were not immediately identified, and it was unclear how they came to the location,

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of July is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, July

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REALTORS ORGANIZATION ENDORSES YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESMENT

Yesterday, The Desert Communities Association of Realtors voted unanimously to support the Hi Desert Water District’s sewer assessment district vote. The organization consists of Realtors for the entire Morongo Basin. The assessment district ballots will be sent out on August 14th and will require a simple majority vote to pass.

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE OFFERRED LOCALLY

Morongo Residents can now go online for limited legal assistance. Reporter Cara Conway has the URL….. Online legal assistance is being offered for Morongo Basin residents regarding traffic violations, domestic violence, harassment cases, how to change your name, as well as other topics. This free and low-cost site includes web

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